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2003 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUVC68E83
Help Audi Techs! This is a used car lot vehicle. Boost pressure spec is 1550 milibar- vehilce can only develop 1470 milibar. Used car lot replaced bypass valve, we tested vehicle and repaired a vacuum leak at a vacuum check valve and tested/ inspected the ball... Trouble codes: P0299
1986 BMW 535i 3.5L Fuse Box VIN: WBADC7409G
This car has the old pill type fuses. Does anyone know how to make these have a good contact. I've tried bending the tabs over , taking sand paper to all the contact serfaces, replaced all fuses. Nothing is working. I know this is a long time problem with thes...
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Oil tailpipe VIN: WBAGH8335X
Hello, Thanks in advance. Car came in with smoke out exhaust on start up and using oil. Replaced rear cover on intake only after smoke checking and finding no leaks. Seemed to clear up after driving, Customer drives from Charlotte,nc to Atlanta,GA twice a week...
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USBT53473
Hey guys i have this bmw that was towed in when you start engine the engine pops and idles rough when you put it in gear the car lunges foward.The day before the car was fine now code 1633 throttle problem please help with any information Trouble codes: 1633
1999 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Coolant Level VIN: SAJPX1847X
We've had cooling system problems in the past, and replaced hoses that were seeping, or hoses that were swollen. Recently this car had been driven about 150 miles, and towards the end of the trip, the low coolant light came on. The temperature remained normal ...
2001 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Elec. operation VIN: SAJDA24C71
The car stopped opening the trunk electrically in the recent month. The trunk can be opened with the key, but neither the driver's trunk switch, located next to the gas door switch, nor the center of the trunk exterior button cause any electrical action. I too...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L none VIN: WDBJF72VA3
i have a 97 mercedes e420 with a code p0500 vehicle speed singal. tested with launch and all wheels are reading and can't really see anything wrong. when faults accurs, the customer noticed that the cruise would stop working and the abs will not work. i am at ... Trouble codes: P0500
2005 Other European C3 1.6L Electronic VIN: CITROEN200
Hi, all members: The 2005 Citroen c3 was equipped with variable speed cooling fan. The cooling fan speed is regulated by FCM(fan control module) via PWM signal sent from ECM(engine control module). Is there anyone know what the fixed frequency (Herz)of tha...
1976 Volkswagen Transporter 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, black smoke and poor VIN: 2262099586
all the readings seem to be right, it passes smog. it just runs terrible
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Clutch VIN: 3VWSB81H4V
I received this Jetta on a hook in a basket. The back yard tech installed a Peb Boys clutch kit but the clutch still did not work. We removed the transmission because it had a hard pedal that would not move. He installed the T/O brg behind the pressure plate t...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTE29M9Y
anyone run into this my timing is on. had two others check just to make sure my eyes were not deceiving me. Trouble codes: 1340 (cam and crank out of synch)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L blower motor VIN: 3VWRF29M3Y
This car blows the 25amp fuse for the blower motor when the motor is on high and in the car. Draws 19amp or lower when first turned on and then jumps way above 25amps and blows the fuse. The fuse only blows when the motor is in the car. Have tried a separate p...

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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Misfire VIN: WAUED28DOX
Thank you to all that replied. Turns out it was the ignition module causing the miss. Another case of brand new defective parts driving a tech crazy. Some days I wish I was a dog catcher instead... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0303-), P0303 (p0305-), P0305.
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L battery VIN: WBADM5340Y
Hey thanks for all the replies, it was the final stage and all is good. It just so happened that this car was doing it's thing so was able to verify that the part took care of it. Thanks again
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Lighting VIN: SAJEB51D12
Thanks to all that replied. There is a lighting control module that actually incorporates the flasher, while the turn signal switch controls the grounds. The control module had to be replaced and the car sent to the dealer to have the module recoded. Be sur...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L valva train( lf side ) VIN: WDBNG78J12
Well replacing the hydraulic lifters took care of the tapping. actually it was only a single lifter making the noise, I advised my boss to replace all the lifters regardless of their condition. I did not go thru all that trouble for just one lifter. I do s...
1997 Volkswagen Golf K2 2.0L suspention VIN: 3VWKA81H5V
Further inspection of the car, I found a large limestone rock stuck between the right front control arm, and the sub frame, when stopping the weight of the car would shift forward and the rock would make the noise as the control arm was moving. Cant believe I ...
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3YWCC21V0Y
Thanks to Rudy,David,Lou,Mike and Mark.The adapt worked like a charm.Even the cruise control works again.Joe suggested touching the batt terminals together and this has worked in the past but got tired of resetting radios after the battery disconnect.I would u...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L smell VIN: YVIL5564XW
hey guys, thanks for all the info. come to find it was the fuel pump leaking from the apoxy around wiring harness... wierd... thanks to all and god bless you guys...
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